Prolong Your Dog's Life
Bradford Hills Veterinary Hospital provides a full range of preventive care services to help your dog live a longer, happier life and to increase the odds of detecting problems early, before they become severe and costly.
Our veterinarians make their annual preventive care recommendations based on the guidelines established by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We then customize our recommendations based on your dog's hereditary factors, age, medical history and lifestyle.
Annual preventive care for dogs typically includes:
- At least one annual Physical Examination at which time our veterinarians will take a complete medical history, make nutrition recommendations, assess behavior, and review any known medical conditions. During the exam our doctors will perform a:
- Ear and Eye Examination
- Cardiopulmonary (Heart and Lung) analysis
- Temperature Reading
- Abdominal Palpation
- Dental Exam
- Dermatological Exam
- Musculoskeletal Evaluation
- Vaccines based on your dog's lifestyle and/or breed. Core Vaccines include Rabies and Distemper. Due to our local environment, our veterinarians also recommend Lyme and Leptospirosis vaccines as core for otherwise healthy pets.
Our veterinarians may also recommended additional vaccines, such as Bordetella (Kennel Cough) and Canine Influenza, for dogs that board, groom, or socialize in dog parks or obedience classes. These vaccines are required for boarding in our Pet Hotel and can help decrease the incidence of Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease) (CIRD).
- Parasite Control Products to prevent and repel heartworms, intestinal parasites (roundworms, hookworms, giardia, etc.), and fleas and ticks. Round worms, hookworms, and giardia are zoonotic (can be transmitted to humans), so controlling these parasites protects your pet and also your family.
- Diagnostic Testing to confirm the absence of heartworms or other internal parasites and early disease screening tests to help identify any internal issues which cannot be detected during a thorough physical exam. Please bring a fecal sample to your pet's appointment to facilitate an intestinal parasite screening.
- Your veterinarian will also discuss other services, such as dental care or microchipping that will benefit your dog's overall health and wellbeing and advise you on any questions you might have regarding your dog's health.